Recycle your Christmas tree for St John's Hospice


January 03, 2020

St John's Hospice is offering to collect your unwanted Christmas tree for recycling to help raise vital funds for people with life-limiting illnesses.

The Lancaster hospice's annual Christmas tree collection takes place next week and people are encouraged to sign up by Monday (January 6).

Bookings for a tree collection can be made at www.sjhospice.co.uk/recycletrees , using one of the leaflets available from the hospice or shops, or call fundraising on 01524 382538.

No charge is made for the collection although the hospice is recommending that a donation be made of £6.

Donations will help the hospice provide care to our local community. Last year the collection raised more than £25,000.

Bookings can be made until 5pm on Monday. Collections take place between January 9 and 12.

St John’s Hospice treats people with life shortening illnesses and provides four clinical services: an inpatient ward, hospice at home team, clinical nurse specialists and a day therapy centre.  The hospice also offers bereavement support, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social workers. 

It costs £14,077 per day to keep St John’s open. The NHS contribute around one third of this, leaving the hospice to raise more than £9,000 every day this year in order to continue to care for patients and their families.